Police rescue Czech tourists who accidentally entered Palestinian village
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Police rescue Czech tourists who accidentally entered Palestinian village

Women headed for Dead Sea are pelted with rocks after mistakenly driving into Teqoa

Still from video of police car rescuing tourist vehicle that strayed into West Bank Arab village of Teqoa on January 9, 2018. (Screen capture: Hadashot news)
Still from video of police car rescuing tourist vehicle that strayed into West Bank Arab village of Teqoa on January 9, 2018. (Screen capture: Hadashot news)

Two tourists from the Czech Republic were rescued by traffic police after they accidentally drove into the West Bank Palestinian village of Teqoa on Tuesday.

The police officers noticed the vehicle entering an area under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority and chased after them, Hadashot news reported.

The tourists told police they had been heading for the Dead Sea, but took a wrong turn.

As the police were escorting the two women back to an Israeli-held area, a number of local residents arrived and began throwing rocks at the vehicle. One of the policemen fired in the air to disperse the crowd.

The tourists’ car was slightly damaged.

Teqoa is some 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) south of Bethlehem and is near the Jewish settlements of Tekoa and Nokdim in the Etzion Bloc.

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